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Great Video.....good to see Andrey Solomykin in this Video talking about it. If there will be a great russian made Force Feedback Stick and Rudders available and greatly implemented in IL-2 BoX, then I will be happy to purchase.

 

I hope it will happen!

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The question is the price and market.

 

I don't remember exactly, but in early 2000's MS FFB2 USB (discontinued in 2003) are not much more cheap than HOTAS Cougar or CH Figtherstick+throttle, the "high end" of day.

 

Today the "high end" HOTAS cost from ~$350 (Warthog) plus $500 (TPR) = $850 or a bit more if choose VPC or VKB products.

 

Brunner has ForceFeedback base  for ~$1.370 - but is not a universal FFB device, depends on plugins and work only in FSX and X-Plane.

 

Guass (China) has teaser their FFB base, pre-announced for ~$ 1.100. Is "wait for see".

 

Then we can guess that a new FFB stick, compatible with today "high end" stick standards (no one want a new "G940" failure), if non mass manufactured* (= Logitech, Thrustmaster) will cost around $ 1.000 or more.

 

* VKB until now has proved not be able to manufacturer more than small batches 2/3 times a year.

 

 

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I'll happily spend $1k on a good piece of FFB kit if it is supported by IL2. Certainly the implementation in Condor (soaring simulator) made getting my license much easier. So nice for feeling like the real thing in non-FBW aircraft. 

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I am making one on a long extension mounted on a warthog base.
But I'm looking for someone who knows a sofware able to "read" the info of the game to transmit them to motors step to step.
The receiving part is already built.

If anyone know?

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Will be more easy made a new base for FFB from scratch than add FFB for a exiting joystick base - specilly Warthog "mehhh" gimbal.

 

There's a topic in ED forum about a "open source Force Feedback joystick", but in 3 years no practical prototype was created:

 

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=172964&highlight=open+source+force+feedback

 

The more practical is "beef up' the old MS ForceFeedback2 USB guts, example:

 

https://forum.il2sturmovik.ru/uploads/monthly_2018_06/20180615_230955.thumb.jpg.4243aa62cac0963492d2e4beae41719a.jpg

 

 

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Does anyone know if IL2 supports force feedback on the rudder axis? I have a lead on a very cheap MSFFB2 that has a broken stick, wondering how it could work as rudder pedals instead.

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Most games support only one Force Feedback device, with no support for effects in rudder.

 

Show a picture of what is broken in you MSFFB2 maybe are fixable.

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